Las Vegas Journals

Vegas Downtown hotels

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A travel journal to Las Vegas by alanmack37

Fitzgeralds Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: I will be giving a description of the downtown hotels i have stayed at, what to do and how to get the most for your money and get the Las Vegas experience.

Golden Gate Hotel And Casino

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Hotel | "Cheap but cheerful"

Golden Gate Hotel And Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I stayed at this hotel for my second lowest rate i have ever got in Vegas, a mere $22 dollars a night. Check in went ok, Golden Gate is right at the top of Freemont Street and the Plaza hotel stares at it across the road. Freemont street is a great experience and despite what hotel you stay at whether it be the plush Golden Nugget or the cheaper hotels like this one, you can always walk out onto Freemont street and enjoy the illuminations, shows and music free of charge. The hotel room was good with neutrogena shampoo and a flat screen television. It also had good furnishings and the much needed soda machines with ice outside. The machines also vend at cheaper rates than that of the plush ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Golden Gate Hotel And Casino
1 FREMONT STREET
Las Vegas 89101
(702) 385-1906

El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Hotel | "A big disappointment"

El Cortez Hotel and Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I was very disappointed with El Cortez hotel and casino. I had read about its very cheap rates where at weekends you can get a hotel room for less than $50, which is practically unheard of anywhere in Las Vegas. I was pointed by a friend to visit the hotel first to make my mind up as i may not like it.Firstly the area was questionable, it is just off Freemont street and would seem safe enough to walk to, providing you go the main pedestrian way. At the bottom of Freemont street we crossed the road where the MTA buses assemble and got to El Cortez and got inside. There were police cars a block or so away and a group of what seemed like crack addicts/ alcoholics that we could see from the ho...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

El Cortez Hotel and Casino
600 E FREMONT STREET
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
702-385-5200

Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel

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Hotel | "A great casino but average hotel."

Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Binions was the first downtown casino that i ever experienced. I was recommended to come downtown to gamble due to the lower casino odds. I went and sat in their casino lounge and got fed tall alcoholic drinks which were full of punch, unlike the strip hotels who give watered down versions. Also when i went to tip them, a standard dollar, the waitresses were very appreciative, it gives me the impression that down here they are rarely tipped.The slots are quite good as they seem a lot looser than those machines on the Strip, most of which tend to swallow up your money. Binions have a great steakhouse and if you go early evening you can get a steak dinner for $8 or less, they also do lobster...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel
128 EAST FREMONT STREET
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
702-366-7320

Golden Nugget

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Hotel | "The creme de la creme of downtown Vegas"

Golden Nugget Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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If downtown vegas caters more to the working class, blue collar sort of worker then the Golden nugget must cater for those that want to spoil themselves. This hotel is amazing, so huge and historic, having been featured in many Hollywood films. The Golden Nugget has a massive casino that is split into several parts. I entered from the Freemont street entrance and walked a long but interesting walk through to the check in desk. The floors are marble and polished and you can tell by the furnishings that it is well maintained. As i walked along i passed the pool which looked beautiful, pictures and mirrors hung from the walls and it was quite crowded.When i arrived at the check in desk the s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Golden Nugget
129 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 385-7111

Fitzgeralds Casino

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Hotel | "A good hotel at a good price"

Fitzgeralds Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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As a regular visitor to Las Vegas, even though i live in Northern Ireland, I am constantly planning my next trip to Vegas and searching all the cheap hotel deals. I love the strip and the glitz and the glamour but that often comes at a price and I have taken the downtown experience and that is equally good.I was recommended Fitzgeralds as a great hotel to stay in, having heard that some of the others in the area are a bit dingy. I came to the hotel from the Stratosphere by cab (around a 12 dollar journey) and was transported to the parking lot area outside the hotel. I took a quick walk through part of the casino and dragged my cases to the reception area. I had a short wait before I got t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Fitzgeralds Casino
301 FREMONT STREET
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
702-388-2400